I’m writing this at 12:18 am.

I’m up late working, catching up on email, and I needed some music to listen to, so I pulled up the NPR Tiny Desk Concert featuring Nickel Creek.

Now, whether or not you like Nickel Creek, and whether or not they actually only use one microphone to capture all four musicians…it’s irrelevant.

These are ridiculously talented musicians who have put countless hours and sweat and effort into honing their craft.

I’m all about home recording, obviously. I love talking about mics and preamps and mixing and EQ’s and compression tricks…but lest we all forget, none of that studio stuff matters at ALL without music.

Without music, we’re just crazy electronics collectors.

If you’re in a music funk and need a musical pick-me-up, or if you simply want to hear some great musicians in their element, I highly encourage you to take 20 minutes to watch this video:

To great musicians,

Joe Gilder
Home Studio Corner

  • Pete Woj

    Helena by Nickel Creek. That is all.

  • Dean

    thanks Joe , they are truly talented and i enjoyed this very much and makes me want to get back in there and get moving on something 🙂
    thank you

  • Allen Burnett

    That is really great stuff! Great music is just great music. Thank you for sharing!

  • Larry Sexton

    WOW! Great musicians, I noticed they all had seasoned instruments that sounded great. Now for the mixing point of view, they got that good sound from one microphone? Joe, I just went back and read what you said about the mic, confirms you thought. Love the acoustic background. If you look real close down center between the bass player and madeline player you can see a Beatle album of Ringo’s face( just thought I’d throw that in I like the Beatles).

  • John Judge

    They are just one of the outstanding bluegrass based virtuoso bands out there that just blow my mind. Check out the Chris’s band (the mando player) for what I can only call “prog acoustic” music…..mind blowing to say the least…

  • Gemylon

    Very nice ! Thanks.

  • Mark

    Thanks for that Joe! All-star band to be sure…. Total pros.. Total joy!!